Starbucks and Real Estate Agents

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Real Estate Agent with The Lewis Team at Keller Williams Cal BRE #01352522

I must confess, I LIKE STARBUCKS. I know many of you just cringed while others said, "Good for you". The consistency in the coffee is what I like about the product. I just order coffee no lattes, espressos, frappaccinos or tazo teas. I'm actually writing this from a Starbucks coffee house in San Diego so I just had to glance up at the menu for the correct spellings. The coffee is always the same, good, hot and tasty.

I must say I like the Starbucks product and their coffee house environment and the service is always good. The stores are in the best locations of where I need to be as a real estate agent. If I'm meeting a client somewhere it's usually at a Starbucks. We grab a cup-o-Joe or I like to call it MUD and start looking at homes for sale.

Also most Starbucks have plenty of seating and an available outlet to plug my laptop into. When you're in need of a charge this is "muy importante". Many of them have wireless internet although I have my own wireless NIC. I find myself going to Starbucks hours before my appointment or even if I don't have an appointment and getting a coffee. I like to be out of my home office and in my community. It gives me an edge. I often check my emails, BLOG, follow up with clients and enjoy my day working outside of my distracting home office. I must say that I consider Starbucks my office and as an independent contractor it keeps my overhead down. Thanks Starbucks.

Mike Lewis Real Estate Agent for Dawn Sells San Diego

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Rob,

I'm setup camp in my neighborhood Starbucks now and just blogging away. Rents cheap and service is great.

Mike Lewis

Oct 12, 2007 09:19 AM #32
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Carlos Scarpero
Ross Mortgage Corporation - Centerville, OH
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I love Starbucks but I love Panera even more as they have free internet there but at Starbucks you have to pay.
Oct 13, 2007 05:33 PM #33
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Jason Lopez
SmartRealty Solutions - San Diego, CA
THX Mike.  I'll look for you out and about and hopefully see you on the other side of some business!  And it's realestate.com...not realtor.com!  But I get that all the time.  By the way, in anticipation of a summer vacation I got a wireless broadband card.  Don't know how I lived without it! 
Oct 14, 2007 06:37 AM #34
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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I don't drink coffee but love to hang out and get work done in coffee places. One local one is becoming a regular office for me. And if people recognize me or have questions or need a place to meet all the better.
Oct 14, 2007 06:51 AM #35
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Mike and Dawn Lewis
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Jason,

I knew that - Sorry. Love the wireless and the technology. I just ordered my wife the Lenovo Tablet for signing contracts without the paperwork. I think this will work out well with the "work out of the office" plan.

Mike Lewis

Oct 14, 2007 07:33 AM #36
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Lori Kim Polk
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Hi Mike... yummy post!  I always meet my REAs there and many times give them a Starbucks Card to thank them for using me.
Oct 14, 2007 08:00 AM #37
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Lisa Robbins
Au Courant Home; City Living Baby - Aventura, FL
Off hand, I can count 4 Starbucks in Aventura, Florida and they are all crawling with local realtors. There is one off Biscayne Blvd. that is particularly a business hang out. Most hours you can't get a seat but when you do the tables and chairs outside are quite nice to take in the sun and greet an appt. Also, you should try the seasonal drinks, the pumpkin latte is yummy.:) 
Oct 14, 2007 08:39 AM #38
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Ryan Martin
Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc. - Bellingham, WA
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Mike, Our Starbucks are packed with Realtors too. I like and drink the coffee, but I don't hang out there. Our office has really nice client rooms, so we just take cleints there.
Oct 14, 2007 08:43 AM #39
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Carlos,

I love Panera too.

Mike Lewis

Oct 14, 2007 11:39 AM #40
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Dena,

I have one thats a daily place for me as well. I get so much work done there without the office politics.

Mike Lewis

Oct 14, 2007 04:15 PM #41
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Lori,

Great place to meet and it is yummy too!

Lisa,

pumpkin latte - I'll try it!

Ryan,

Nice client rooms are nice but when you're not with clients signing contracts is a nice casual place to work right where your community is.

Mike Lewis

Oct 15, 2007 01:11 PM #42
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Keith Perry
Coldwell Banker - Hiram, GA
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Back home we have the WAFFLE HOUSE which is my office away from my office. DUH does that make sense?
Oct 15, 2007 01:23 PM #43
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Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com
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It's a great place to network while grabbing something tasty.
Oct 15, 2007 03:33 PM #44
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Mike and Dawn Lewis
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Keisha,

I bought my wife a Starbucks espresso maker for her birthday. Quite pricy but worth it. The tasty treets I'm making are worth every penny.

Mike Lewis

Nov 03, 2007 12:49 PM #45
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Mike and Dawn Lewis
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Starbucks going back to their original look and feel. I like the green logo better.
Apr 20, 2008 11:02 AM #46
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Sandy

I use Starbucks as an office too.

It works out great!

Sandy

Nov 05, 2008 11:46 AM #47
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Mike and Dawn Lewis
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Sandy,

I agree!!!

Mike

Nov 14, 2008 10:56 AM #48
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Mike: I've been known to meet a client at Starbucks now and then.  Not too many in our County, but when I have the opportunity, I do take it.  Most of our Starbucks are in grocery stores...just not the same.

Nov 15, 2008 03:04 AM #49
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My broker has often met with her clients at Starbucks, and we have also met there for meetings.  I personally have not met anyone there for real estate, but it sounds good to me.

Nov 21, 2008 07:07 AM #50
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I'm working from therenow and it's Killer.

Killer

Nov 21, 2008 08:29 AM #51
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